IFNA

Current World Rankings

 

Ranking

Team

Played

Weighted

Points

Rating

1

New Zealand

42

33

5755

174

2

Australia

46

38

6591

173

3

England

46

33

4937

150

4

Jamaica

45

33

4635

140

5

Fiji

15

10

1286

129

6

South Africa

38

29

3661

126

7

Malawi

29

23

2855

124

8

Trinidad and Tobago

29

20

2801 

104

9

Samoa

23

18

1733

96

10

Barbados

28

20

1883

94

11

Cook Islands

19

14

1236

88

12

Northern Ireland

22

17

1361

80

13

St Lucia

10

8

599

75

14

Wales

23

17

1248

73

15

Sri Lanka

14

7

508

73

16

Scotland

37

28

2022

72

17

Papua New Guinea

19

15

1,080

72

18

Botswana

23

17

1163

68

19

Singapore

33

23

1,106

48

20

St Vincent and Grenadines

12

9

 378

42

21

Tanzania

22

22

738

34

22

Canada

20

16

476

30

23 Malaysia 18 12 301 25
24 Namibia 21 21 373 18
25 Lesotho 15 15 0 0
25 India 18 15 0 0

 
This rankings system was developed for IFNA by David Kendix.

The first list was published on 11 February 2008. The latest list has been updated on 21st January 2010 and is based on matches up to 21st January 2010.

The ranking list relates to senior teams of member countries that are playing regular international test matches.

Ranking and Rating

A rating is a measure of the average performance of a team over a series of matches. Each team earns a certain number of points from each international match. Their rating is the total number of points earned divided by the number of matches played.

The team with the highest rating is ranked first in the world. The next highest rating is ranked second and so on.

Weighting

Matches played a long time ago are a poorer guide to current form than more recent results. Therefore past results are weighted, giving a lower weighting to earlier results.

For the purposes of this list, matches played since July 2010 currently have a full weighting (100%). Matches played in the two previous years (July 2008-June 2010) have a weighting of 50%. Earlier matches are not directly included in the ratings at all.

Each July, the oldest year of results will drop out of the ratings and the weightings redistributed. This is the one annual occasion when the rankings list could alter other than through a match being played.

Points

The number of points earned by a team for any match depends on two factors.

1) The result (won, tied or lost)

2) The opponent against whom the result was achieved. The higher an opponent’s rating the more points are earned for beating them

Rating Period

It is not meaningful for a team to claim a world ranking if they have only played a small number of matches. As soon as a team has played eight International test matches over the rating period then they will have earned an official world ranking.

If a team has played fewer than eight matches, they will still have a rating, but without a corresponding ranking.

The following teams currently have a rating in the system and could become ranked once they have played 8 matches.

Hong Kong
Maldives
Pakistan
Swaziland
Thailand
USA
Uganda
Vanuatu
Chinese Taipei
Zimbabwe

Any country that is playing international Test Matches should contact ifna@netball.org